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Elmira, Ontario, Canada
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Getting down to the business of going local with food choices

Long supporting the region’s local food producers, the Taste of Woolwich is back for its 12th year next weekend. With a number of attractions,...

Research nets new tender fruit

Fruit breeding is a ponderous process, a science spanning decades to procure the perfect seedling to bring to market. For Jayasankar Subramanian of the...

Weather has some crops down, but not out

The wet, cool weather that defined the spring and early summer have taken somewhat of a toll on crops, even here in the region. The...

Ontario needs regulations of its own for organic producers

A lack of provincial regulations governing organic food may be leading to consumers being confused or, worse, misled, suggests a report released this week. The...

A boost for companies finding tech solutions for ag. sector

Elmira-based Greentronics Ltd. is one of the ten southwestern Ontario recipients of new seed funding grants, recognized for its agricultural technology. The grants are provided...

Seasonal workers already heading back to Ontario farms

Most often associated with harvest time – and out in larger numbers then – seasonal workers can already be found on farms throughout Ontario. That’s...

Supporting young farmers

Aiming to help more young adults break into the agricultural sector, Farm Credit Canada has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food to...

Ontario lagging the market for organic produce, say advocates

The Organic Council of Ontario wants to know your thoughts on organic farming in the province, and what should be done to improve its...
Grant furthers ecological farming research

Grant furthers ecological farming research

Every farming operation is unique, with different needs than their neighbours and different crops growing on its land. A lot of farming is trial and...

Lack of rain taking a real toll on this year’s local...

Crops in the region are a little more thirsty this summer, getting less rain than average, and baking in the blazing sun during long...

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